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Mac mini's RAM

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dimoalexis5 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jun 20, 2013 8:36 AM

Hello there. I have a serious question. As you know Mac Mini has already 4 GB of RAM . There are 2 of them (2x2GB) . My question is: could  I just drop out one of the 2 GB of ram and put instead of the other one (1x2gb) so I will have finally 6 GB of ram on my Mac mini ? So , there will be 1x2GB + 1x4GB=6GB of RAM . Could this be done and work fine or not ? Thank you very much . Hope you understood what I want to ask .

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  • uselessSABOTAGE Level 4 Level 4 (3,680 points)
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    Jun 20, 2013 8:40 AM (in response to dimoalexis5)

    Yeah you can do that.

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,460 points)
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    Jun 20, 2013 8:40 AM (in response to dimoalexis5)

    You can do that without any problem, always that your computer supports that amount of memory. Recent Mac minis support that amount without any problem, and some of them supports 16 GB of memory. However, it's recommended to put modules of the same size in both slots in order to have a better performance, but as I said, that works correctly.

     

    You can buy more memory at OWC or Crucial

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,460 points)
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    Jun 20, 2013 8:47 AM (in response to dimoalexis5)

    You are welcome

  • uselessSABOTAGE Level 4 Level 4 (3,680 points)
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    Jun 20, 2013 9:43 AM (in response to dimoalexis5)

    you're welcome and if you can afford it go for 8GB.

  • uselessSABOTAGE Level 4 Level 4 (3,680 points)
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    Jun 20, 2013 11:06 AM (in response to dimoalexis5)

    It's relative, if you're not even using all of the 4gb you have then you wont notice a difference between 4 and 6, and if you wont use all of 6 you wont notice a difference between 6 and 8, does that make sense?  If you are doing a lot of memory intensive tasks then yes there is a difference, if not then it just kinda provides for the future as the OS starts to use more ram and programs start to use more ram and etc.

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